GES: 11, 500 wheat farmers to receive fertilisers, seeds in Kano State

No fewer than 11, 500 wheat farmers in Kano State will benefit from the Federal Government’s fertilisers and other farm inputs during the current dry season farming. Alhaji Adamu Shehu, the Acting Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the state, disclosed this recently in Kano. Shehu said the federal government had started More...

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By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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2014: The concerns and expectations in agric sector

As the year 2014 winds down in Nigeria’s agriculture history, it is important to highlight the copious concerns and expectations that are being raised by citizens, especially the farmers. Mohammed Kandi writes: By More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Agric e-wallet reaches 14m farmers, says Adesina

By Mohammed Kandi The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said that the electronic wallet system (e-wallet) has recorded the name and location of at least 14 million Nigerian farmers. Adesina More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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FISON decries absence of Fisheries Act in Rivers

The Rivers chapter of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) says the absence of Fisheries Act has prevented farmers from obtaining Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) grants in the state. The FISON Chairman, More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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FG begins distribution of 8,000 bags of fertilisers to Taraba women farmers

The Federal Government in collaboration with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Office in Jalingo on Tuesday began the distribution of 8,000 bags of fertilisers to women farmers in Taraba state. The Acting More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Adesina receives FARA award for funding agric research in Africa

By Mohammed Kandi The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has honoured Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina for his sustained financial supports towards African More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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GES: 400 fish farmers captured in Edo State

By Mohammed Kandi, with agency report As an effort to ensure increased productivity in Edo State’s fishery sub-sector, 400 fish farmers have become beneficiaries of the Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Innovation key to agriculture advancement

The efficiency of food production didn’t change much from biblical times to 1830. “Growing 100 bushels of wheat in 1830 required five acres of land and 300 man hours of labour, same as in biblical times,” More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Adamawa cocoa farmers decry marginalization

From Umar Dankano, Yola The National Gold Cocoa Growers Association of Nigeria, Adamawa State Chapter has cried out of alleged marginalization from National Cocoa programme in Nigeria, despite being active in the More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 8th, 2014
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Forum honours Agric Minister with award of recognition

By Rachael Maza Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) honoured Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina with an Award of Recognition recently in far away Johannesburg, South More...